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October 23, 2023

There is a clear big three headlining the NBA Rookie of the Year race 🏁 ahead of the season, however the action on the top options may not be what you’d expect. Let’s check out the most popular NBA ROY bets by tickets and handle.

Scoot Henderson: 27.6% tickets (2nd), 41.5% handle (1st)
After opening at +300, Henderson was as low as +250 for the award last week before he was moved to +450 this past Sunday. That’s despite the No. 2 pick bringing in over two times more ROY handle than Victor Wembanyama.

Chet Holmgren: 34.0% tickets (1st), 26.9% handle (2nd)
Holmgren was first posted at +650 and drifted to as low as +225. Like Henderson, his odds were also raised this past Sunday from +225 to +325. Holmgren to win ROY has the most tickets for any NBA awards πŸ† market bet.

Victor Wembanyama: 9.8% tickets (3rd), 19.9% handle (3rd)
Wembanyama is currently -150 chalk for ROY. The only time he wasn’t the odds-on favorite was when he was even money (+100) from Sept. 28 to Oct. 10. Bettors have been more interested in backing the No. 1 pick for Defensive Player of the Year (opened +2200, now +1400), as he leads in tickets at 23.9% and handle at 29.7%.